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I really loved the new episode... I believe that PMJ has realized that the polls don't represent reality because like the movie director said, for the first time, she wants to vote. She even realized her mistake, she had a prejudice against politicians. By passing the bill, PMJ can show that his words are not empty promises. He outlines that polls don't matter to him, he just wants to do his duty.

 

By the way, Han showed his disdain for democracy in this episode. He resents people as he perceives them as the culprit for backstabbing Yang. So his words to Cha gives me the impression that he has not truly perceived OYS's nature. He thinks that OYS is a politician, a really good one, while in verity he is just a potential dictator.   

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4 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

 

This taking is really telling: CYJ has always considered Han as his closest advisor and even as a mentor, however we can observe how Han has drifted from CYJ. This taking illustrates the gap between them. Han refuses to consider PMJ as a good president candidate and he doesn't want to support him. CYJ is disagreeing with him... Han even mentions Yang as another reason why he can not be supportive. At the end, both go to different directions. Since Han belongs to the conspiracy, this scene underlines his change, he is no longer a democrat what he has been hiding pretty well...

 

Love that scene (and that shot!). Han is Cha's father's figure in politics. He confided in him, trusted his judgment. For me whenever Han is in the conspiracy (and if we take what he said as genuine) - he apparently takes Yang Ji Man's lack of approval in press to heart. I do understand how his disillusionment comes from. He has sacrifices his life and family for nothing. This was repeated by Cha and Kim Nam Wook after the basketball matchup. I hope Cha gets his chimaek soon, both actors keep teasing about this in instagram.

 

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By the way, Han showed his desdain for democracy in this episode. He resents people as he perceives them as the culprit for backstabbing Yang. So his words to Cha gives me the impression that he has not truly perceived OYS's nature. He thinks that OYS is a politician, a really good one, while in verity he is just a potential dictator.   

 

Agree! And he apparently thinks that he is another politician, just that he could win votes. He still perceives that Park Mu Jin is a (weaker) clone of Yang Jin Man, and possibly he doesnt know OYS is literally one main figure behind the bombing.

 

Btw here's my translation of Han's character bio from TVN:

 

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And there is so much to unpack this EP. The introduction of discrimination act is very very relevant to Korea's political landscape. This tweet just comes up a few days ago:

 

 

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2 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

 I believe that PMJ has realized that the polls don't represent reality because like the movie director said, for the first time, she wants to vote

 

This.  The polls do not reflect the silent majority.  It was highlighted in the elections in my country.  Polls indicated one party would win easily right up to election time.  But the trailing party kept campaigning regardless and when the voting results were released, you could tell the media and everyone else reporting were flabbergasted.  The silent majority won out.  By a large margin.  Which led to media departments scratching their heads as to how they got it so wrong.  The silent majority is a legitimate force to contend with.  As PMJ would say, the data is wrong because the premise upon which the data was collated was faulty.

 

It’s not mandatory to vote in South Korea.  So in effect by moving for the legislation of the Act, he would be pooling those who have been on the sidelines with regards to social issues they feel strongly about (the silent majority).  It’s a huge gamble though because you never know how they will vote or if there’s enough of them to swing the results in the end.

 

I really applaud how they have portrayed the marriage relationship between PMJ and his wife.  Understated but so very effectual.  She didn’t yell at him for not consulting her when he made such a huge decision which would impact the family.  There was just annoyance on her part but underlying that was an understanding that it would’ve been a hard decision to make for him and the fact that she was worried for him.  And his very honest but loving response was just the ticket.  “I was afraid you would sway my resolve.”  It was an indirect way of saying that her opinion mattered so much to him, he knew he would falter if he had spoken to her beforehand.  “Coffee is good”, he says rather apologetically.  And her response to check on his physical condition with a loving pat on his arm was enough.  No fights. No grandiose statements. The fact that she didn’t make a massive fuss about it mattered.  Words didn’t need to be said.  It was all in what was unsaid.  I love this power couple :wub:

 

And I love the battle between Cha and Press Secretary...on the basketball court.  :lol:.  I was so ready for them to go blow for blow “Outside”.  But they dealt with their differences in a very adult way.  Man to man.  So hot :lol:.  Ironed it out in the end.  No pettiness, no underhanded acts, respectfully.  Love it.  

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3 hours ago, sn2111a said:

Han keeps on portraying himself as a protective aide towards PMJ, using what Yang has went thru, and I'm still not sure whether he has a sincere concern for PMJ getting hurt and all for being the good guy in politics. He's silent most of the time it really scares me that the other BH aides arent even suspecting Han. 

From yesterday's episode I felt as if Han is trying hard to stay on his decision. He is watching a upgraded version of previous president. President Yang Jin Man was a good and a kind person. He gave importance to approval ratings and didn't pass the discrimination bill. But PMJ, he is a scientist turned politician. For him, every decision he makes is based on facts and data. And Han knows that. He understood that PMJ would never waver the moment they talked about the scandal regarding his son. He understood that he is more strong willed than the previous president. Like PMJ won over Cha and most of the blue house members through his sincerity, he is somewhere afraid that he would won over public. And this thought angers him that then why they didn't see YJMs sincerity. Why did the people didn't accept the previous president's ideologies. 

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All of a sudden I question why PMJ had to give Han a job in BH. After he came back he is always complaining on this or that but does not try to contribute towards a solution!!! Why does he have to act holier than thou and is always telling Mr. Cha I know better than you!

 

But one things for sure. PMJ has garnered a lot of votes from a happy accident. Could it be called a happy accident? He has garnered the votes of people who never vote and discriminated gay people, I feel.

 

 

But the highlight of the episode for me was a funny moment when Namwook shouted "YA! CHA!" and Mr. Cha was confounded he was being talked down to by Namwook! LOL:lol:

 

Also now Agent HNG knows their really is a VIP other than the actual VIP. I hope things pick up on the investigation front. Seo Jiwon was right in telling her to take a bit rest as there was nothing that urgent on that night as they have resucued the child and they have identified TaeIk or whoever it is. But if he tries to leave the country will not the border security alert NIS that is if they capture him! But if he leaves there is no way they can extradite him as they have no evidence of what he committed! So I hope they capture him soon.

 

I am also not sure of Madam Yun's masterplan either . This time she really has me confused. Does she want to help PMJ or the help is so that he gets teared down in assembly and by the media and people!

 

Those are my thoughts after watching with subs and after chewing the cud for a long time!:lol:

 

 

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ps: I keep forgetting how to embed instagram!!:tears:

 

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Anyone want to take a stab at what the primary goal is for the terror cell?  All I have worked out is what they are AGAINST (no peace with North Korea) but not much seems to be revealed about what their actual cause is?  If they want a new Korea, what is it they really want to see?  We sort of know what Oh wants to see and his leadership style but he seems to be at odds with the VIP so his personal views doesn’t seem to be aligning with the VIP’s?  I am trying to work out what their (VIP) primary driver is.  Advisor Han’s conversation with Cha in the corridors.  He spits out rather hatefully that the people don’t “deserve” a good President.  Instead they have chosen a man like Oh who wields power as he pleases.  What is his (Han) motive in letting the country implode like that?   It’s as if he is saying, “well I really don’t care anymore. This country has chosen to kill itself by choosing a dictator like Oh.  So be it.”  Is he so bitter about the whole nation that this is his way of personal vengeance (on a large scale?)?  So it’s not so much about building a new (or better) country at all, it’s about sending the country to it’s “death”.  Just thinking out loud. :lol:

 

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2 hours ago, nrllee said:

Anyone want to take a stab at what the primary goal is for the terror cell?  All I have worked out is what they are AGAINST (no peace with North Korea) but not much seems to be revealed about what their actual cause is?  If they want a new Korea, what is it they really want to see?  We sort of know what Oh wants to see and his leadership style but he seems to be at odds with the VIP so his personal views doesn’t seem to be aligning with the VIP’s?  I am trying to work out what their (VIP) primary driver is.  Advisor Han’s conversation with Cha in the corridors.  He spits out rather hatefully that the people don’t “deserve” a good President.  Instead they have chosen a man like Oh who wields power as he pleases.  What is his (Han) motive in letting the country implode like that?   It’s as if he is saying, “well I really don’t care anymore. This country has chosen to kill itself by choosing a dictator like Oh.  So be it.”  Is he so bitter about the whole nation that this is his way of personal vengeance (on a large scale?)?  So it’s not so much about building a new (or better) country at all, it’s about sending the country to it’s “death”.  Just thinking out loud. :lol:

Ok let me try. First of all we have to look at the mastermind meaning the VIP. I don't think Han is the VIP. Someone said in the drama (can't remember who, have to rewatch ep13) that the VIP is a very rich and powerful person. A peace treaty with NK means the US will have a limited presence in SK. These rich and powerful conglomerates may loose billions in arms deals with the US. Things like creating a new Korea is just a farce and OYS may soon realize he is just a tool. 

I believe Han still mourns for Yang. President Yang worked so hard to realize the peace treaty but people just don't care. They choose to believe what they want. As an eg. the Discrimination Act is for basic equal rights not just sexual orientation but the opposition is manipulating the truth to discredit PMJ. Han must be tired and have lost faith in the masses. Could it be that Han is protecting PMJ in some way?

 

So who is the mole in the BH? The issue of why Gen Lee security clearance was revoked was not dealt with or did it. Will someone care to enlightened me on that one. 

 

p.s. Gen Eun had knew the contents of the confidential file but did not have accesses to it. Who then leaked it, it comes back to the mole then. 

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@angelbeast90 usually for Twitter & IG , it will automatically embed . But sometimes when using PC , it may not & you will hv to choose the option of pasting the link as plain text . Try & see . 

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I totally loved episode 13. 

OYS is losing his cool little by little. 

 

V.I.P? Could he only want to make more money? Could it be that simple reason for treason?

And when he has his own puppet president he could actually run the country. 

 

Han? It looks like he hates his country and doesn't care after YAng died in the bombing. So is he actually involved? I don't think so. 

But who is the mole? the classes lady( can't remember her name), president park assistant who also has classes, or is it really han who is the mole?

 

 

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Am I the only one worried about President Park bursting his stitches? Even secretary Cha chose to ignore his obvious signs of pain. Poor President..

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2 minutes ago, Prettysup said:

Am I the only one worried about President Park bursting his stitches? Even secretary Cha chose to ignore his obvious signs of pain. Poor President..

Yes, that was actually quite worrying. I guess that was done for effect. This is a selfless man who is giving his all to ensure that the most important position in this country does not fall into the wrong hands.

I think this is possibly the  most important difference between the other candidates and him. The rest want the power for themselves , he wants it to ensure that it is not abused. 

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Gonna make this my fan level :lol:. I love these two as well. I get why tabling the  Anti-Discriminatory act was so important to Nam Wook. Yep, he wasn't thinking things from a political standpoint; it was not good for the polls but for a moment it was not Press Secretary Kim who was talking . It was the wish of Kim Nam Wook , a  North Korean defector  and who has had to work doubly hard to prove his loyalty to his adopted home and  to prove that he deserves this position. He , more than anyone else , knows what it's like to suffer discrimination first hand. 

 

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There was something that bothered me since the president was shot and sent to the hospital.. as if the comfort of the president wasnt their priority, i literally open my eyes bigger when i saw the doctor move the president on his side, bullet wound and all...

 

Since he has recovered, shouldnt a doctor check up on him regulary? Just saw ep13, and we saw that he need to keep pressing his side, as he was in pain... haiz...

 

Cha and Jeong, ok seriously u guys need to move to have that coffee soon.... its already ep14 tonight,  get that drinks already! Cant wait to see the President teased them about their relationship :)

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Preview episode 15

 

 

No preview on Netflix 

 

Can someone please translate these? 

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8 hours ago, nrllee said:

Anyone want to take a stab at what the primary goal is for the terror cell?  All I have worked out is what they are AGAINST (no peace with North Korea) but not much seems to be revealed about what their actual cause is?  If they want a new Korea, what is it they really want to see?  We sort of know what Oh wants to see and his leadership style but he seems to be at odds with the VIP so his personal views doesn’t seem to be aligning with the VIP’s?  I am trying to work out what their (VIP) primary driver is.  Advisor Han’s conversation with Cha in the corridors.  He spits out rather hatefully that the people don’t “deserve” a good President.  Instead they have chosen a man like Oh who wields power as he pleases.  What is his (Han) motive in letting the country implode like that?   It’s as if he is saying, “well I really don’t care anymore. This country has chosen to kill itself by choosing a dictator like Oh.  So be it.”  Is he so bitter about the whole nation that this is his way of personal vengeance (on a large scale?)?  So it’s not so much about building a new (or better) country at all, it’s about sending the country to it’s “death”.  Just thinking out loud. :lol:

 

Yes, the last episode underlined how different the expectations from the conspirators are. The general Eun had no problem to betray the VIP by siding with OYS, the moment he realized the VIP's plan. In my opinion, he only realized it, after the interrogation by the security guard. He was not the one who leaked the file. Remember that before he didn't know that OYS had been chosen by the VIP as designated survivor.

And from my point of view, this is the reason why the terrorists will fail in the end. The VIP has no idea that OYS is a potential dictator therefore he can not be treated like a puppet. OYS sought in the presidential seat the ultimate power so that he can no longer receive any order. They are not really united, their only common point was their hatred for Yang's policy and especially for the Treaty with NK.

 

I have also the impression that Han is not the VIP, rather an accomplice who was so disappointed by Korean citizens that he thought, they no longer need any support and help.

Strangely, I have been thinking about the superior of the reporter Woo as VIP. He doesn't care about policies and people, he just wants news. In his position, he is connected to many people from the industry, the prosecution, the police, the Blue House, to politicians... Over the years, he could have gained power. Sure, he doesn't look like someone rich and powerful but this could be a ploy in order to mislead people. Furthermore, he always acts as mentor in front of Woo and we know that the VIP is close to the tailor Kim, a young man. Kim perceives the VIP as mentor as well. Okay, I am not entirely convinced with this idea but who knows?! 

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